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In The Dark
In The Dark
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A Very Dark Novel, 16 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: In The Dark (Kindle Edition)
The clue is right there in the title. This is a much darker book than the "regular" Thorne novels. Although Thorne deals with some fairly nasty themes and events, "In the Dark" is on another level altogether.

Personally I didn't enjoy this anywhere near as much as the Thorne stories. Nobody in this book is having a remotely good or uplifting time. The jokes are very few and far between. To me it all felt very claustrophobic - even the attempts by one character to escape are doomed to failure. Other readers may react to this book differently and enjoy the "grittiness" but I would not rush to buy a sequel. Thorne does appear in a cameo role, but to me this added little and seemed like it had been tacked on at the last minute.

In all other respects this is still Mark Billingham at his best, it's well written, the story flows well (with the usual twists) and the characters seemed believable to me.

If you like down to earth stories, there's every chance you'll enjoy this book. Just don't expect it to be another Thorne.


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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great little tablet for the money - I got mine ..., 31 Dec. 2014
This is a great little tablet for the money - I got mine direct from Microsoft for £80 with no bloatware installed. Performance wise it's much better than I expected given the specs (especially the 1GB RAM). It's seems to nip through most everyday tasks with little or no lag. In fact in this respect it's far superior to my first generation Surface, which is slowly driving me up the wall (why oh why does it take so long to go back one web page....).

Construction is solid - just remember this device is orders of magnitude cheaper than the iPad (or indeed a Surface) so don't expect the same standards. It's a fingerprint magnet - the rear housing attracts them like crazy and the screen does not seem to have a coating to keep them away. The micro SD slot is a nice touch (although the standard 32GB is far from stingy) and the screen is nice and sharp with good viewing angles.

To summarise, for the £80 I paid (or even the £100 it was previously from Microsoft) you really can't go far wrong. Recommended


Night Fighter over Germany: Flying Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in World War 2
Night Fighter over Germany: Flying Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in World War 2
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Night Fighter over Germany, 8 Mar. 2014
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Other reviewers have complained that this book talks too much to the author's non-flying exploits (much of it in bars) and not enough to ops. Personally I can forgive this - he is telling the complete story as he saw it and obviously felt that concentrating solely on the flying would diminish this.

What I did find a little irritating was the humour. It's forced at times, and the sad part is that the book doesn't need it. The funny stories are funny enough in their own right without jokey asides - it often feels like the author is trying too hard to be humorous Suffice to say the more serious side and the tragedies are also more than capable of standing up for themselves without embellishment.

On the whole, though, still an enjoyable book. I actually found the post war part of it more interesting than the wartime period which I didn't expect.


DURAGADGET Portable & Durable Protective Pouch with Dual Zips for ASUS VivoBook S400CA 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop - (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8), ASUS Zenbook UX31 & Zenbook Prime UX31A-R4002H
DURAGADGET Portable & Durable Protective Pouch with Dual Zips for ASUS VivoBook S400CA 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop - (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8), ASUS Zenbook UX31 & Zenbook Prime UX31A-R4002H
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Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too Small!, 28 Sept. 2013
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Sorry, but I've tried this with 2 mainstream 14" laptops and can't get it to fit (in fact not even close). One is a Sony, the other the exact ASUS S400C touchscreen quoted in the product description. Can't recommend - it's going back.


Linux Pocket Guide (Pocket Guide: Essential Commands)
Linux Pocket Guide (Pocket Guide: Essential Commands)
by Daniel J. Barrett
Edition: Paperback

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 2 April 2005
I don't envy Mr Barrett's task with this book. Everybody has a slightly different wishlist of commands to go in a book like this; it's impossible to please everybody. That said, I think he's got it about as close to perfection as possible. This book has an incredible amount of useful info in a usefully small volume. If like me you can normally remember the command, but always struggle to remember the right option (which one do you add to TAR for BZ2 files?) this book is a godsend.


How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
by Brian Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.50

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice one!, 8 Dec. 2004
The subtitle is slightly misleading as you don't need to be a superuser to get full value from this book. Very well written and structured. Clear, concise, no waffle. A handy book to keep by the PC.


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